A multifaceted cultural event will ask people to love the life around them in the MQT Love show, tonight at Ore Dock Brewing Company.
"I want this event to bring the all the amazing people of our Marquette community together in a loving, spiritual way," said event creator Kira Treloar. "I want it to inspire more art in our community, more conscious living in the way of respect for our beautiful planet earth, and more love among community members of all walks of life."
"People in MQT are so community oriented. Pretty much the moment I decided to do this event, everyone wanted to help," Treloar said. "Everyone cared about bringing people together and getting involved."
According to the event's Facebook page, over 250 people plan on attending. Also available on the page are numerous examples of the artwork expected to be on display. With a wide theme of love and peacefulness, different interpretations will add to the already diverse artistic styles throughout the event.
"When someone makes a piece of art, it comes from a beautiful place in their heart: a sacred place of love," Treloar said. "This event is just a celebration of that spiritual connection that art brings to life through its creator."
Artists showcased at The Love Show are Roslyn McGrath, Lisa Kupfer, Ryan Dalman, Amy Conover, Victoria Walther, Austin Gatz, Justin Savu, Zachary Schneider, Collen O'Hara, Allen Finau, Jenny Frein, The Moonstone Gallery and Treloar.
Musical acts include Not Quite Canada, Arsenal Ten, Funky Purple Tits, Troy Graham and Bedrooms & Basements.
Dancing at the event will be Maggie Barch, Alesia Maki, Beladinas and Random Acts of Art.
Highlighted in the fashion show will be Libby Buchler of Wooly Mama Clothing, Jeremy Symons of Yooper Shirts, Alexandra Zender, Studio 519 and Serendipity Salon. Double Trouble DJ's as well as guest MC's Loretta and Mercedes will also help with the fashion show.
The event is semi-formal and a $5 cover is suggested, but not required. All proceeds will be donated to Save the Wild U.P..
Brice Burge is the Managing Editor of MQT Social Scene. He can be reached at briceMQT@gmail.com.